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How to Survive Allergy Season

Summary: Learn how to manage your allergies and breathe easier this season.
Air Date: 4/20/13
Duration: 60
Host: Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Guest Bio: Dr. Richard W. Weber, MD
Richard W. Weber, M.D., Denver, was installed as president of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) at the ACAAI Annual Scientific Meeting in Anaheim on Nov. 13. Dr. Weber is professor of medicine at the University of Colorado, Denver School of Medicine, and professor of medicine at National Jewish Health in Denver.

In 2012, he served as ACAAI president-elect and chaired the Annual Program Committee. He is serving his second term on the Board of Regents and the Executive Committee. He is an associate editor and Editorial Board member of Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, ACAAI's scientific journal. He has a particular interest in pollens associated with allergies and his photos of allergen-producing plants and accompanying essays are regularly featured in Annals. He has served on the ACAAI Aerobiology Committee since 1983, most years as chair, and has been program director of the Aeroallergen Identification Workshop since 1985.

He is on numerous other committees including the FIT Bowl Planning Committee (since 1991) and the Abstract Review Committee. He was recognized with the ACAAI Distinguished Fellow Award, the Distinguished Service Award, and the Bela Schick Lectureship.Dr. Weber served on the ACAAI and American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI) Task Force on Practice Guidelines and the Certification-Recertification Board Review Committee. He chaired the AAAAI Aerobiology Committee and the National Allergy Bureau Counters Committee. He is a member of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER) Allergenic Products Advisory Committee.Dr. Weber received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin in 1965, and an M.D. degree from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine in 1969. His post-graduate education was obtained in the United States Army, with a rotating internship at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, TX, an Internal Medicine residency at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, HI, and an Allergy-Clinical Immunology fellowship at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center in Aurora, CO. Dr. Weber is board certified in Allergy and Immunology (1979) and in Internal Medicine (1976).
How to Survive Allergy Season
More than 50 million Americans have an allergic condition. Are you one of them?

Pollen, dust, food, mold, and animal dander are just a handful of common allergens that trigger allergies. These allergens are especially potent during the springtime and can elicit annoying to life-threatening reactions.

Allergist, immunologist and president of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, Richard Weber, has a deep understanding of allergy symptoms and treatment. "By understanding what allergens trigger your symptoms and how to avoid them, you can find relief from spring allergies," Weber says.  Learn how to manage your allergies and breathe easier this season.

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